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right now at 6:00 -- >> i have faith that someone will save this hotel and it will come back bigger and stronger. >> rescue rejected. tonight, a failed last minute bid to save revel. >> good evening on this labor day. hotel guests checked out for good this morning. in a matter of hours, the casino floor will shut down as well. revel opened just two years ago. it was supposed to revitalize atlantic city's skyline and boost its bottom line.
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instead, it's sending 3,000 workers to the unemployment line. let's go to cydney long who is live in atlantic city. what's the mood like there? >> reporter: people here in atlantic city are sad. if it's any indication, the hotel rooms here at the revel, we can tell you they were sold out last night. the guests we have been speaking to are sad as they zip up their suitcases and leave the memories they made right here in such a short window behind. they are also overwhelmingly optimistic that when one set of doors closes, others will open here for revel. >> we're here on day one and we're here on the last day. >> reporter: what's the difference, the mood? >> it's just been -- the employees have been wonderful. it's sad for us. you don't see a lot of sadness in the hotel. >> reporter: this woman is showing her sport with a rip revel t-shirt. revel employees unfastened steel
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lettering from the stone facade. what did you think revel was going to be capable of doing? >> honestly, i thought it was going to be here for years. it was a big upset for everyone. look how much money was invested. >> reporter: what took $2.4 billion now twice bankrupt lasted just shy of 2 1/2 years. it employed 3,000 employees who will join the ranks of 5,000 other jobless casino workers due to showboat's curtain closing sunday and trump plaza set to fold september 16th. >> they did look at the offer. then we got that it was rejected. >> reporter: the interior designer said she courted high end investors whose offer to buy the revel was considered over the weekend but quickly rejected. >> i believe in the mayor. i believe his vision is game on. we need conventions. >> reporter: if revel ever reopens, dining and shopping must be more affordable.
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>> they have high-end shopping. no one was shopping for that reason. >> reporter: casino higher ups here confirmed that the doors will close tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. but that people will be allowed inside to gamble or take pictures until that point. analysts i spoke with late this afternoon said the fact that three casinos are closing here in atlantic city, that will lessen the competition and help the other properties sort of build profit. it won't take long to do so, approximately two to three months. live in atlantic city tonight, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> that's good news there. thank you, cydney. revel shuts down at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. here is what will happen. security will gather the money and gambling chips from each table game and slot machine. security will try to clear the floor as quickly as possible. customers will have until september 30th to cash out their winnings. if you wait any later than that,
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you will have to file a claim in revel's bankruptcy case. even when revel is locked up, some workers will stay inside to remove equipment and to attract a new buyer. once revel is gone, trump plaza will be the next to fall. it closes for good september 16th. showboat shut down yesterday. the atlanta club closed in january. count on on nbc 10 for continuing coverage of the crisis. we will be there for revel's final hours and on nbc10.com we are looking at the impact on the economy in atlantic city. right now the trip home is under way after the long weekend taking a live look at i-76. drivers wrapping up their holiday and coming back into town. a lot of people maybe got a jump on traffic. it's a hot and humid labor day to cap off the extended weekend. that didn't stop these folks from exercising outside today. along kelly drive where there were a number of walkers,
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runners and bikers out enjoying their day off. look at the nbc 10 first alert radar. some of us could be seeing showers and storms later tonight. nbc 10 meteorologist sheena parveen is here with your first alert forecast. sheena, will the storms be severe? >> no. i'm not expecting anything in the way of severe storms. but there's always the potential when you have a thunderstorm for it to become strong. locally we really don't have too much on the radar right now. the chance of storms still going to be in the forecast for this evening. right off cape may county, a few isolated showers. this is the most activity we're seeing around philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs and new jersey. a few isolated showers, nothing very heavy. as we go through the rest of the evening tonight, we could see a few showers. we have the heat and humidity around 88 degrees right now in philadelphia. we officially hit 89 degrees today. the rest of us in the mid to upper 80s. we have a lot of 690-degree temperatures to the south and southwest. as we go into the next several
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days, we are going to stay hot. we're not going to break out of these 90-degree temperatures or at least close to that. coming up, i will show you what the next seven days looks like and our next chance for thunderstorms aside from tonight. >> thank you. an outpouring of grief at two high schools. three teenagers are dead. eight others are injured, one critically. these young lives are all casualties of car crashes over the labor day weekend. the deadly crash happened saturday morning in the poconos. three boys from bucks county were killed. nbc 10's christine maddela live at the council rock high school south where grief counselors were on hand. >> reporter: that's right. the new school year hasn't started yet here at council rock. today, about 400 students and roughly 100 staff members were all here on hand. they gathered to grieve the lives of three student athletes.
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>> i was crying for hours over it. i just don't know what to do. >> reporter: two days before school starts again for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. instead of focusing on schedules and reunited with!z-ñ friends, students flocked to mourn three classmates. >> everyone is crying. very sad. tears everywhere. no one wanted to talk about it. everyone was there. >> reporter: this boy was friends with one boy. talk to us about how you found out. >> i was at work. i got a call from brandon saying that collin died in a car accident. i went home crying. i was so sad. >> they are all nice kids. they were smart, all athletic. >> reporter: this girl was good friends with the 15-year-old boy. >> he was nice. he could put a smile on your face when you were upset. he was funny, really funny kid. >> the lackawanna county coroner confirmed two boys died in scranton after saturday
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morning's crash. i have been in touch the family who sent me this statement. >> there are no words to speak the loss. as a school community, we reach out to the parents and let them know with are there for them and we are horribly affected by the loss of these three great kids. >> reporter: school leaders tell me each of the teenagers played a sport. administrators met with the soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams separately today. tomorrow night, from 5:00 to 7:00, there's a vigil scheduled here at the school. christine na dell la, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. a 14-year-old girl continues to get treatment in the hospital after a crash in atlantic county this weekend. she remains in critical condition tonight. she and four soccer teammates were on their way to compete in
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a charity tournament saturday morning when their car was hit on route 40 in hamilton township. all five girls attend the same school. on tuesday they will hold an assembly and counselors will be there for the students. school starts there thursday. the cleanup continues after the made in america music festival. taking a live look right now at the ben franklin parkway it ended on a wet note. concertgoers were forced to evacuate because of severe weather yesterday. rain or shine, more than 80,000 fans came out for this two-day festival to see dozens of music acts. six people were arrested during the event. police didn't say what those arrests were for. five of the arrests were on concert grounds, the other outside the venue. ♪ this is what it's all about. workers in the philadelphia area marking the labor day holiday by
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marching in the 27th annual labor day parade. the parade started at columbus boulevard and washington avenue and finished up with a festival at the great plaza at penn's landing. for some, this is a time to spread a message. >> supporting for the workers of philadelphia. you know? you know, taxes increase. you know? all these things increase. workers deserve more. they're not making enough. >> the vice president of local 274 said workers in the city can't make it off $7 an hour. that union represents stadium and hotel workers and also people in the gaming industry. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, pennsylvania's governor uninvited from the party. why organizers decided they didn't want him in pittsburgh's labor day parade. if you love summer, i'm sorry but it's just about over. close up the pool. we are checking in on labor day hot spots, literally hot places today in northern delaware.
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i'm watching the possibility of a heat wave this week. how long it will last in my first alert forecast. a historic day for the phillies down in atlanta. a no-hitter against the braves. you have to see it it was accomplished. that's later in sports.
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tonight investigators are working to fill out what started this fire at a philadelphia dry cleaner. nbc 10 was there as the family who owns it arrived to see their business up in flames. we returned about six hours later and firefighters were still hitting the building with water. one longtime customer described this as a loss for the whole community. >> shocked. saddened. you know, like i said, it's an icon. i would never take my clothes anywhere else. i hope they rebuild. they have been here for a long time. they've been here 47 years. >> no one was hurt in this fire. it was a show down of sorts today. the two candidates for governor celebrated in the same town. tom corbett joined members of two unions at a series of labor
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day rallies in pittsburgh. both the western pa laborers and boiler makers local 154 have endorsed corbett for re-election. the governor was actually uninvited from pittsburgh's labor day parade. instead, tom wolf was chosen to lead today's parade. the labor council was organizing the parade said wolf embodied the theme, fair wages for all workers. nbc 10 asked corbett about this snub. a spokesman said -- tonight people all over our area are marking labor day and the unofficial end to summer. right now you see people in cape may enjoying the beach weather
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as long as they can. you can see drivers on i-95. people are navigating the labor day traffic. doesn't look too bad out there. heading back to their responsibilities. tim furlong gives us one last taste of summer. hey, tim. >> reporter: summer isn't technically over. >> enjoy your afternoon. >> reporter: but at this swim club, the crowd and special events like this contest, they let you know take your last ride down the slide. summer 2014 is almost over. >> it's a very fun day. that's for sure. sad that it's the end of summer. >> reporter: we find this girl who starts school tomorrow. she's stocking up on supplies that isn't fun to buy. she's got to be excited to go back to school. right? >> no. i wish summer was longer. >> reporter: along the river, families out for a tube ride or a splash today.
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you don't have to stop enjoying the warm weather stuff we love, but for the kids it's time to swing into school mode. for this mom, it means sending her baby girl to school for the first time. tomorrow is not going to be easy. >> i know i have to do it because it's good for her. but i know i'm going to cry. >> reporter: most schools went back last week. the mindset is different. most kids and teachers feel like summer already ended and the labor day weekend is a bonus. tomorrow, everyone is back in the classroom. time to start looking forward to the first snow day. let's not rush it. tim furlong, nbc 10 news. even though it's the unofficial end to sum other, we will have one of the hottest weeks we have seen at least so far this summer. for the rest of this evening, we do have a chance of maybe a few thunderstorms. most of the area is dry but still hot and humid today.
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more heat and humidity tomorrow and for the rest of the week. we throw out the shower chance but it will still be hot. the potential to see a heat wave this week. today we only hit 89. technically, we didn't start the heat wave today. a live look at center city from the adventure aquarium. some clouds out there. the humidity is up to 57%. it feels like 94 degrees when you factor in the humidity. it feels a good six degrees warmer through much of the area right now. it's 88 in philadelphia. 87 in allentown. mid 80s for west chester. delaware temperatures about the mid to low 80s. when you factor in the humidity, feels closer to 90 degrees. locally we only saw a few showers move through. we have one shower north of atlantic city. a few off the coast of cape may. a few light showers around the philadelphia area. this is really about it. as we go through the rest of this evening, we still do have a
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chance for maybe a few showers, possibly a thunderstorm. but after about 10:00 p.m., that should bep ending across the area. by 9:00 tomorrow morning, we are waking up to dry conditions. still hot and humid. through the afternoon tomorrow, you see 6:00 p.m., a few showers. we could have a line of thunderstorms off to the west. that line could start to move in late tomorrow night. more thunderstorms will be in the forecast tomorrow. look at the future feels-like temperature. the heat index for tomorrow afternoon. we will be close to 90 degrees. when you factor in the humidity, it could feel like the mid to upper 90s once again like it does right now. the humidity will be a factor for tomorrow. along the shore tomorrow, a hot and humid day. a chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow. 89 degrees, sunny skies wednesday and thursday. temperatures cooler along the shore, around 79 but still sunny. tonight, chance of a thunderstorm, mild and muggy overnight. 73 for the low in philadelphia, 67 north and west.
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tomorrow hot and humid, chance for a late-day thunderstorm. temperatures could range from the mid to low 90s. with the humidity it will feel hotter than that. wednesday and thursday, around 90 degrees. there's the potential to see a heat wave. it could be close. we stay hot for the rest of this week. we throw out the thunderstorm chance wednesday through friday. then the storms come back saturday. we are cooler as we go into sunday. coming up in sports, it took four pitchers but the phillies made history today. first combined no-hitter in team history. see how they got it done next in sports.
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the phillies made history today on the mound. in the fashion you would expect. it started with their ace on the mound. he did not have his best stuff in this one. he was effective. in the third ining, johnson lines one to right. check out the grab. diving to preserve the lead. it would have much more meaning later in the game. the braves without a hit through six innings. it took 108 pitches. his day would be done. then top of the sevenths, the phillies up and a three-run triple. revere deep. then he gets love in the dugout. next up out the bullpen is giles.
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he strikes out the side. it will come now to the ninth. the final batter for the braves. the line drive and end the ball game. phillies win 7-0. they celebrate. they combine for the 12th no-hitter in phillies franchise history. >> i was able to get away with six innings. i didn't have as much control as i would have liked. to have the guys come in and shut the door in the fashion that we did, i would say it's probably -- it's an impressive sort of day just to see that. it took a team to do it. >> the club will call up a top prospect who is expected to join the team tomorrow. he is 22 and is the youngest philly to debut since 2000.
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six days away from the eagles opener. maclin will be on the field after missing all of last year with a torn acl. he is looking forward to getting back to play. >> i'm excited. it's been a long time for myself. i'm anxious to see kind of how this offense is going to go. i'm ready to play football. >> that's it for sports. we're coming right back.
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tom wolf. he'd be a different kind of governor. he served in the peace corps in india. and then got a phd from mit. and as a businessman he gives between 20 and 30 percent of his profits back to his employees. when he served as pennsylvania's secretary of revenue. he turned down the perks. and donated his government salary to charity he refused take a state car, he drove his old jeep instead. can't argue with that. tom wolf. he'd bring a fresh start to pennsylvania.
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stormy out there, perhaps, in certain areas? >> a little bit possibly tonight. the chances of strong storms are pretty low. tomorrow, not until late in the day. it's a hot stretch for the rest of this week. the storm chances go away wednesday through friday. the temperatures hang around 90 degrees. saturday some thunderstorms, cooler on sunday. >> thanks a lot, sheena. for all of us at nbc 10, i'm
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renee fattah. enjoy your labor day. on the broadcast tonight, targeting isis. growing pressure on president obama to take action as britain's prime minister announces new measures meant to stop isis from recruiting westerners. freefall, what we're learning about that shocking scene caught on tape, libyan rebels doing swan dives off the u.s. embassy compod in tripoli. hollywood hacked, embarrassing photos of jennifer lawrence and other celebrities posted online. tonight, the dangers for everyone that this major breach has exposed. when you delete something, doesn't mean it's gone. and the new super hero helping kids with autism embrace their own inner strength. "nightly news" begins